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Mechanical, microstructural and fracture properties of dissimilar welds produced by friction stir welding of AZ31B and Al6061

Friction stir welding (FSW) has been used for joining AZ31B magnesium alloy and Al 6061-T6 aluminum alloy sheets. In this regard, the current work aims to study the mechanical, microstructural and fracture properties of dissimilar FSW welds obtained by evolving the tool rotation and translation speeds. The dissimilar welds microstructure and mechanical properties are evaluated and correlated with the FSW parameters to obtain the optimum weld conditions. The results showed that placing aluminum on the advancing side of the weld resulted in better quality welds.

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Available PhD position in material science at LSPM - Paris, france

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Multi-Components Refractory Metallic Alloys with a High Mixing Entropy: Formulation, Microstructural Evolution and Behavior under large Deformation

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Temperature induced crack propagation in structured media

This paper describes the propagation of an edge crack in a semi-infinite triangular lattice, consisting of identical point masses connected by thermoelastic links. A change of temperature, represented by a time-periodic series of high-gradient temperature pulses, is applied at the boundary of the lattice. In order to make the initial crack advance in the lattice a failure criterion is imposed, whereby the links break as soon as they attain a prescribed elongation.

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PhD position in Analysis of Fracture in Porous Ceramic Catalysts by use of X-ray Tomography

The Department of Energy Conversion and Storage at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Haldor Topsøe A/S (HTAS) is seeking a candidate for a PhD position in analysis of fracture in porous ceramic steam-reforming catalysts by use of X-ray tomography.


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Analysis of microstructural induced enhancement of electromechanical coupling in soft dielectrics

Electroactive soft elastomers require huge electric field for a meaningful actuation. We demonstrate, by means of numerical simulation, that this can be dramatically reduced and large deformations can be achieved with suitably designed heterogeneous actuators. The mechanism by which the enhancement is attained is illustrated with the aid of both idealized and periodic models.

3-D Microstructure Reconstruction of Polymer Nano-Composite using FIB-SEM and Statistical Correlation Function

reconstruction of Halloysite nanotube (HNT) polypropylene composite has
been performed using two different methods. In the first method,
several slices of the composite material were obtained using focused ion
beam (FIB), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A representative
volume element (RVE) of the real material’s micro/nanostructures was

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Determination of Representative Volume Element (RVE) based on Microstructure

Estimating the response of polycrystalline materials using sets of weighted statistical volume elements

Siddiq M. Qidwai, David M. Turner, Stephen R. Niezgoda, Alexis C. Lewis, Andrew B. Geltmacher, David J. Rowenhorst, Surya R. Kalidindi

Acta Materialia, 60, 5284–5299, 2012; 

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Why penetrable model can be assumed in random?

There is a lot of homogenization theories based on penetrable model or some other name like 'overlapping', 'randomly imbedded model' to analyze random microstructure. In reality, the fibers or inclusions can not be penetrated into each other, so why they use this assumption anyway?



 Thanks for your opinion.

The Change of Microstructure at low temperature

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Recently, we do some work about the dynamic strain aging. In order to investigate the function of solute clouds and precipitates in DSA, we do some experiments. The solution treated LY12 alloys are tested on MTS at low temperature (173K), and the Portevin-Le Chatelier phenomenon disappeared as we expected. But, we need more information about the change of microstructure under the low temperature, what is more the micro-optical observation should be finished in a very short time when we consider the effect of natural aging. Obviously the TEM can not meet our needs.

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